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Abagail McWilliams

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  • Associate Dean and Professor

Office: 2200 UH
Phone: (312) 996-5201
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  • PhD in Economics, The Ohio State University, 1987
  • Master's of Arts in Economics, The Ohio State University, 1984
  • BS in Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 1982, summa cum laude


  • Professor of Strategic Management, UIC 2000-present
  • Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Arizona State, 1993-2000
  • Assistant Professor of Business and Policy, Texas A&M University, 1987-1993


Classes Taught

  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability Management

Research & Publications


  • Khalili, N., W. Cheng and A. McWilliams (2017) A Methodological Approach for the Design of Sustainability Initiatives: In Pursuit of Sustainable Transition in China, Sustainability Science, 12: 933-956,

  • McWilliams, A, A. Parhankangas, J. Coupet, E. Welch, and D. Barnum, (2016) Strategic Decision Making for the Triple Bottom Line, Business Strategy and the Environment, 25: 193-204,

  • McWilliams, A., editor, Economics of Corporate Social Responsibility, (2015) Edward Elgar Publishing, UK,

  • Crane, A., A. McWilliams, D. Matten, J. Moon and D. Siegel, editors (2008) The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, Oxford University Press, UK,

  • McWilliams, A., R. Shrader and D.D. Van Fleet (2016) Rethinking the Base of the Pyramid: Social Responsibility, Sustainability and the Role of Entrepreneurs: 13-32, in Guerber, A., G. Markman and S. Su, (ed.), The World Scientific Reference on Entrepreneurship, Volume 3: Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore,

Awards & Affiliations

  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Academic Leadership Program 2003-04.